Technical Reports

Passenger Train Emergency Systems: Single-Level Commuter Rail Car Egress Experiments

  • 09
  • Apr
  • 2015
AUTHOR: Federal Railroad Administration
OFFICE: RPD
SUBOFFICE: RPD-32
REPORT NUMBER: DOT/FRA/ORD-15/04
SUBJECT: Emergency Preparedness, Passenger Rail
KEYWORDS: passenger trains; commuter rail; emergency evacuation; emergency egress; emergency exits; egress computer models; egress experiments; egress simulation; emergency evacuation simulation
ABSTRACT: Under FRA sponsorship, a series of three experimental egress trials was conducted in 2005 and 2006 to obtain human factors data relating to the amount of time necessary for individuals to exit from a passenger rail car. This final report describes the results of all these emergency egress experiment trials.

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